The content here focuses on software and technology which can be used as an aid to their teaching.

24Nov/16

appear.in – lowering the bar to better feedback

I really try to keep on top of developments in online tools.  In fact I see it as an important part of my job, but with so much going on out thereRead More…

10Mar/16

Didacta 2016 – Review

Didacta is the German trade fair for teachers.  Every year in February it opens it’s doors to teachers from all school types from preschool to university and beyond.  It rotates between Cologne,Read More…

04Feb/16
BETT Arena

BETT 2016 Review

The BETT Show plays a big part in my annual CPD.  I always try to attend two or three days to tank up on new ideas and play with some shiny newRead More…

14Jan/16
BETT Arena

BETT 2016 Preview

I love trade fairs.  The manager in me is looking to the future – what’s feasible and what’s desirable, and of course what the competition is doing.  The teacher in me is a bitRead More…

17Nov/15
Classroom Tech

Is there a right way to use classroom technology?

Teachers fall into two camps when it comes to classroom technology – the evangelists and the cynics – and deciding between them (or trying to find a middle way) can be tricky at best,Read More…

17Sep/15
Moodle MOOC

Teaching with Moodle MOOC

Let’s get one thing out of the way first – I’m an unashamed Moodle fan.  I set up my first Moodle 8 or 9 years ago and although I have installed and run manyRead More…

16Jun/15

Technology in the English Classroom 2008 (Revisited)

This article is the result of two things – a useful tip from Russell Stannard (@russell1955) about mybrainshark, and an hour spent avoiding real work by clicking through a folder full of oldRead More…

02Jun/15

Can the video conference replace face-to-face teaching?

Once you get into a subject and start following it in forums and on social media, you soon discover that there are a lot of hare-brained ideas out there – like Twitter forRead More…